Hello, my loves and welcome back! It has been a while since my last upload and I do apologize. I am still trying to get the hang of this whole blogger life. There is A LOT that goes on behind the scenes. Tons of research, including making sure that my blog is legal. Even though there is a lot of ‘admin’ work, I have been enjoying the process. Blogging is truly what I never knew I needed.
I have always been a shy, quiet, and introverted person. While those characteristics are just a part of my nature, having Anxiety/PTSD does not help. For a long time, I felt like I didn’t have a voice, that what I thought or my voice did not matter. I did not know how to speak up for myself or how to show who I really am inside. In my welcome post, I talked about how writing is a huge outlet for me and I have found that my passion for blogging has also been a new found creative outlet for me.
“What Happens When People Open Their Hearts?… They Get Better!”Haruki Murakami
My intuition is so strong, constantly telling me to give this my attention and my all. Needless to say, I have been hard on myself for not posting in a month but I am practicing being gentle with myself and knowing that it doesn’t mean that I failed at blogging. The engagement and love that I have been receiving have also helped me to remember to be gentle with myself. In a little over a month, blogging has become such an amazing platform that has given me the pleasure of interacting with so many wonderful people. My blog is close to 1k views, my Pinterest has 900 monthly views so far, and my Instagram has received so much love from comments and direct messages to almost 150 new followers in the last month. All of this makes me so incredibly happy and moved that people love my content all while seeing who I really am. I have a new excitement for life and have gained so much confidence in this past month. I am beyond humbled and grateful for this experience so far and I cannot wait to continue this journey to see where it takes me. Thank you again for sticking with me!